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Finland passenger car registrations decrease in August

The share of new electric passenger cars was 10,1% and plug-in hybrid electric cars 17,9%
23 June 2021, Saxony, Zwickau: Car bodies of the ID.3 are assembled at the production line for the new ID.3 and ID.4 electric vehicles at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau. The Volkswagen Group has completely converted the Zwickau plant to the production of electric cars. Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB
Car bodies are assembled at the production line for the new electric vehicles at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau. Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa.

Car sales, one of the best thermometers for measuring the health of an economy, fell in Finland in August.

The number of new passenger cars registered in Finland in August was 7,904, which is 6.9% less than in the same month of the previous year.

Screenshot 2021-09-06 at 09-24-35 Statistics Finland - First registrations of motor vehiclesSource: Statistics Finland

In August, a total of 13,865 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 9,328 were automobiles. First registrations decreased 1.3% year-on-year.

The share of new electric passenger cars was 10,1% and plug-in hybrid electric cars 17,9%. A total of 2,218 new electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars were registered, which was 51.6% up from the year before.

In the January to August period the number of passenger cars first registered was 72,124, which is 11% up from the year before.

Toyota, Volkswagen

A total of 129,523 vehicles were registered from January to August, up 10.6% from the same period of the year before.

The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to August period were Toyota, Volkswagen and Skoda.

These data are based on the Traffic Affairs Register of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom). The numbers are exclusive of the vehicles on the Åland Islands.

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